Baby Chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mcdaid72000, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. mcdaid72000

    mcdaid72000 In the Brooder

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    Had a hen get broody over 3 weeks ago setting on 12 eggs removed 4 eggs b/c those didn't candle well. Had 1 egg hatch this past Thursday. No other eggs have hatched and down to two eggs that I thought might hatch, but haven't, so assume have to throw those eggs out soon.
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Most likely those eggs are not viable.
     
  3. Anime2lover

    Anime2lover Songster

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    Cutey chick!!

    Those eggs are likely no good.
     
  4. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    what a cute baby chick, I don't bother candling unless momma kicks and egg out or gets off the nest with the ones that have hatched out
     
  5. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    You say "over three weeks ago." Were all the eggs set at the same time? Did you mark them in some way so you would know? Did you take away any other eggs that might have been laid after that? If you are sure all the eggs are over 22 or 23 days old, discard them. They may break or explode and you don't EVEN want to deal with that smell!
     
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  6. mcdaid72000

    mcdaid72000 In the Brooder

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    Yeah, I knew they were older than 21 days old and pretty sure they were older than 23 days old. Didn't get to mark them probably should have done that, but already discarded the last two eggs. Also didn't want the eggs to explode. I have dealt with those during Spring of this year very smelly indeed. Have to remember to mark them when I do it again during Spring. Next thing I have to do is sex the chick. I looked at feathers and saw a long feather followed by a shorter feather and it repeated, but will redo when chick is 2 weeks old. So for time being baby chick is a hen
     
  7. cmfarm

    cmfarm Crowing

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    Feather sexing only works on certain mix breeds.
     

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